Abdul Lumala quits National Team

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Days after ejection from the national team by Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, winger Abdu Lumala has hinted about retiring from the fold, albeit, at only 24 years.

It was thereafter followed with Wednesday’s social media post from him hinting at possible retirement; “It was a pleasure, not proud anymore to represent the flag.”

It should be noted that Lumala has played less than 10 times in the past two years due to a career-ending injury he suffered in 2019.

Despite returning to light training in 2020, he has not featured for his Egyptian outfit, Pyramids since the injury.

He made his Cranes debut on June 9th, 2019 in a friendly against Turkmenistan. He has gone on to feature on five occasions, including impressive displays at the 2019 Africa Cup of nations in Egypt.

However, his most recent displays have been underwhelming. He only featured for 45 minutes in the 2020 AFCON qualifier against Burkina Faso at Kitende and stayed on the bench at Malawi, days later.

In a friendly against the Bafana Bafana in June, he only played for 11 minutes scoring in the 3-2 defeat, with 45 to his name against Ethiopia on Sunday.

If Lumala announces official retirement, it surely would be disappointing news, given his age and undoubtedly huge potential.

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